Is responsibility truly the price of freedom? When my adult responsibilities begin to feel tough, I often think of running away or escaping to travel the world (for a sense of freedom). I know many of us do. Here's a blog post about what that really means.Read More
'Just force yourself to do it' is what I will, by default, often tell myself with regard to a new goal or practice that has begun to feel difficult. What's interesting is that seems to lead me to be confronted with how I operate from survival instinct and my personal survival tactic is to freeze. Now, how is that going to go with what I want to achieve? And is there a different way I could go for causing myself to achieve it?Read More
This post has been difficult to post. As a coach, I often feel as though I’m not supposed to show my vulnerabilities but I also know that my vulnerabilities are what make me most relatable, human. And boy, am I that.Read More
I find that taking a leap of faith always seems leads to new learning and something to be proud of. Find out what a leap of faith resulted in for me this year and let me know what leaps of faith you took that you're proud of also.Read More
Some of the best views and feelings I’ve experienced have come after some challenge I’ve faced. However, sometimes I worry. I often find that a lot of people believe that a worthy goal deserves a level of suffering and struggle for its successful achievement.Read More
I was painfully shy as a child. It held me back in so many ways. I grew up with a lot of shame around that. So when a former classmate of mine asked for tips on how to develop her colleague's confidence, it touched my heart. I felt strangely proud and compelled to help. I share this blog post for you or anyone you know who struggles with confidence.Read More
This week marked the completion of my 27th year around the sun. It also marked the completion of 6th months of having lived in Canada. So, my blog post today is a little different to the normal personal development work I'd write about. Here are 6 interesting things I've learned about Canada over the past 6 months.Read More
Going through a quarter life crisis is normal. However, it's also just a popular term for a down period experienced at this time of your life. Over-identify with it and stay stuck. View it differently, allow yourself to grow and it will pass. Luckily, I've actively engaged in a lot of growth and personal development the past few years. Here is what I've learned.Read More
Every one of us has something they're afraid to do. Maybe, it's a dream you're afraid to get started, a trip you're afraid to take or a person you're afraid to talk to. One month ago, I moved to Canada. Doubt and fear crept in from every corner. This post is about transforming that fear into something new so as to have you with a new experience, action and result in your life. If you transformed your fear into faith, what would you do differently?Read More
Dear New Year's resolution 'Negative Nancy's', 'Debbie Downer's' and 'Pessimistic Patty's'! This is not a tool with which, to beat yourself up over what you have or haven't done. This is a tool to help you break a pattern and really change your game plan.
A six key blueprint for achieving any goal.
It's Christmas!! And 2017 is just around the corner. As with every year, we tend to set ourselves new goals and intentions. However, It can be terrifying to have a challenging goal in front of you. Fear of failure to achieve in the midst of it can halt or paralyse our endeavour. Re-defining your relationship to its uncertain achievement is paramount to your growth and what's possible.Read More
I’ve been doing a daily gratitude practice for just over a year now. I like to connect to the small nuances and beauty of life that remind me to experience it as the gift that it is. This contributes to my well-being, eudemonic happiness and helps one to look at life through the lens of abundance. As they say, tangible abundance was never created from a scarcity mind-set. What are you grateful for?Read More
My heart was pounding. My hands were sweaty. The queue for baggage drop was just ahead.
I can't believe I'm doing this.
Mum obviously thinks I'm crazy. Maybe, she's right? What if I can't afford it? What if this whole thing turns out to be a scam? Maybe, I'm deluded? I've never met these people. And who, in their right mind, would fly 3000 miles to do this?
I duck under the rope that directs the queue to the desk taking my bags with me. Shit, I can't do it.Read More
There's a difference between giving up and letting go. It's valuable to know because when the going gets tough, logic will want us to choose between the black and white categories of 'keep calm and carry on' or 'give up and go home'.
A third option, however, is often overlooked. It's the grey area of overlap and possibility that dictates not so much 'what we do' but 'how we do it'.Read More
Do you feel overwhelmed by the myriad of career options available to you? Are you afraid of making the wrong choice? How do we take action without falling prey to a pattern of doubt and fear? I'm going to share 5 different ways that will get you unstuck and choosing your next move from a new and different place.Read More
I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2011 with a BA Hons Human Geography. I was excited to get out into the world and start my career. So I did. I found myself a job in a law firm, spent some time travelling around Peru and even tried my hand at adult figure skating.
I wasn’t happy.
So I quit my job, embarked on a new path and discovered a lot about myself. If you’re at a crossroad with your career, you might be understandably nervous. Here are five things I wish someone had told me...Read More